Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Kansas City Field Division
At The Frontline Against Violent Crime
For Immediate Release
Jan. 16, 2012
Contact: SA Trista Frederick, PIO, ATF
Mike O’Connell, Communications Director
Missouri Division of Fire Safety
Liberty Hills Country Club Fire Investigation Concluded
Investigators State Cause is Undetermined
LIBERTY, Mo. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Kansas City Field Division and the Missouri Division of Fire Safety’s Office of the State Fire Marshal have completed the on-scene investigation into the cause of a fire at the Liberty Hills Country Club. The fire occurred at 19808 County Road H on Jan. 6 at approximately 5:43 p.m.
After three days of extensive scene examination and numerous interviews, investigators determined the fire originated in the basement of the clubhouse in an area south of the Pro Shop. Due to the extensive damage to the structure, investigators were unable to determine a cause of the fire. The official cause of the fire, at this time, will be
undetermined. A finding of undetermined does not mean that a fire investigation is closed. If information is developed in the future to indicate or warrant further investigation, this finding can be changed. The fire caused approximately $3.5 million in damage.
ATF dispatched a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) to the scene. CFIs are highly trained special agents, who provide technical support, analysis and assistance to its state and local partners in the areas of fire origin and cause determination and arson investigation.
The investigation was conducted by ATF and the Missouri Office of the State Fire Marshal. Anyone with information about the fire should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-FIRE or 816-559-0850.